5 Tips To Keep Teeth Healthy Over The Holidays From Dentists on Vincent
Christmas is almost here and, it is not a surprise that your oral health may not be your priority during the time of indulging and spending time with your loved ones while enjoying the holidays.
Dental Tips for the Holidays
#1. Eat your treats in just one sitting
Eat your chocolates in just one sitting or as part of a meal, rather than munching on them throughout the day. Eating sweets like chocolates and candies over long periods is worse than eating them all at once.
#2. Scissors are your tool of choice
We’ve all been there. It’s almost Christmas, and you’re still wrapping gifts up to the last minute. You’re hurriedly holding the roll of paper in one hand while cutting off strips of tape with your teeth.
STOP! Use a pair of scissors to cut tape instead.
#3. Be careful of Christmas toffee and candy canes
Toffees and candy canes are accidents waiting to happen on tooth restorations such as fillings, crowns, bridges, or veneers. Try eating chocolates that leave the mouth right away to reduce any damage.
#4. Counter the effects of acidic drinks with water
The acids, sugar and alcohol levels in acidic drinks can damage your teeth if regularly consumed. This also applies to drinking soft drinks and even fruit juices. Don’t think that because your soft drink is sugar-free, it is already safe for your teeth.
These drinks are often high in acids and can cause as much, if not more damage, to the teeth enamel.
Enjoy drinks in moderation, and make sure you limit the damaging effects on your teeth enamel by drinking water in between glasses.
Adding ice to your drinks lessens the risk of damaging your teeth as it doesn’t only dissolve your drink but also reduce the amount of acid in the mouth.
BUT remember that chewing on ice can damage the tooth enamel and break teeth, especially if you have dental restorations and sensitive teeth. The cold can also worsen dental pain.
#5. Most importantly, don’t forget to BRUSH!
Christmas is such a busy time for everyone, but brushing your teeth regularly should not be skipped.
Brush your teeth at least twice a day for 2 minutes each time. Not doing so could put your teeth and gums at risk of developing dental problems we don’t want to experience.
A Brighter Dental Experience in Leederville
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from our team at Dentists on Vincent!
Dentists on Vincent offers a friendly environment in a lovely heritage building which doesn’t feel like you’re at the dentist!
Our dental practice offers a child-friendly environment as we address their apprehension towards treatment.
We take the time to explain to you all of your options and how we can provide you with a smile you can be proud of.
Dr Lamattina is very gentle, and your mouth will feel great and look fantastic.
We offer convenient times to come in and get your treatment completed, and it’s easy to find us just off the freeway.
Don’t put it off any longer, call us now for a consultation appointment and see what we can do to give you a feeling of confidence and esteem in yourself.
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